Definition of defrost
1 : to release from a frozen state defrost meat
2 : to free from ice defrost the refrigerator; also : defog
: to thaw out especially from a deep-frozen state
Examples of defrost in a Sentence
You can defrost the soup in the microwave.
Has the refrigerator defrosted yet?
Recent Examples of defrost from the Web
For the cooked doughnuts, follow the same freezing process, then defrost fully and microwave on LOW for 10 seconds before eating.
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First Known Use of defrost
DEFROST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of defrost for English Language Learners
: to warm something that is frozen until it is no longer frozen
: to melt ice that has built up on the inside of a freezer or refrigerator
: to melt ice on a car's windows by using heat
DEFROST Defined for Kids
Definition of defrost for Students
1 : to thaw out defrost a steak
2 : to remove ice from defrost a refrigerator
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